Mesquite, TX â€“ Nov. 11, 2005 â€“ The Strogg are storming onto next-generation console hardware with id Softwareâ€™sâ„¢ eagerly anticipated QUAKE 4â„¢ for Xbox 360â„¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The new addition to the renowned QUAKEÂ® franchise is set to ship out for Xbox 360 on Nov. 18 in the U.S, and additionally will be available at retail outlets day-and-date with Xbox 360 system launch in Europe. QUAKE 4 is rated â€œMâ€ (Mature) by the ESRB.
QUAKE 4 enlists gamers in the role of Matthew Kane, a member of the Earth Defense Forceâ€™s legendary Rhino Squad, to penetrate deep into the heart of the Strogg war machine. Fight alone, with your squad, and in hover tanks and mechanized walkers as you engage in a heroic mission to defeat this barbaric alien race before they annihilate all of human-kind.
Developed by Raven Software and executive produced by id Software, QUAKE 4 is built on the revolutionary DOOM 3Â® technology, and also features fast-paced multiplayer competition modeled after the speed, style and feel of idâ€™s landmark multiplayer game, QUAKE III ArenaÂ®.
Players are also treated to hours of bonus content including behind the scenes videos as well as a complete version of id Softwareâ€™s blockbuster hit, QUAKE IIÂ®. This full game has been re-engineered exclusively for Xbox 360 and includes the entire single player campaign in addition to 2-4 player co-op and 2-8 player multiplayer via System Link or split-screen.
For more information, fans can visit www.quake4game.com.
About id Software:
id â€“ Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth â€“ has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic titles as Wolfenstein 3DÂ®, DOOMÂ®, DOOM IIÂ®, QUAKEÂ® QUAKE IIÂ®, QUAKE III ArenaÂ®, Return to Castle WolfensteinÂ® and DOOM 3Â®. With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, idâ€™s games have helped redefine the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology and gameplay. Check out more about id Software at www.idsoftware.com.
About Activision, Inc.:
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.
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